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4 Things You Can’t Miss at Wilderness Wildlife Week 2019

If you’re a fan of The Smokies, hiking, animals, and nature, then Wilderness Wildlife Week is perfect for you! Enjoy a week full of history, nature, and hiking all based here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and The LeConte Center. You can find so many tools to help you on your next exploration

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*UPDATED* Synchronous Fireflies 2019 Dates Announced!

One of the most exciting events that takes place in our own backyard is almost back! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the lottery dates and information for the viewing of the famous Elkmont Synchronous Fireflies! Each year in late May and early June, the fireflies put on a naturally occuring 2

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2019 Music in the Mountains Spring Parade Guide

Mark your calendars for May 3rd for the annual Music in the Mountains Spring Parade! The parade will feature Cal Ripken Jr. as the Grand Marshal for the second year! Be sure to head to the Parkway early for a great view before the parade begins at 6 pm.   This year’s performances will be

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Explore The NEW “Savage Seas” Exhibit at Ripley’s!

The NEWEST Ripley’s Exhibit is officially open! Explore all the discoveries, tales, and ruins of what lies beneath the ocean surface. Learn all about pirate life and discover the weapons used for daily survival! With many games available, you can live like a pirate experience their choice of entertainment. Be prepared to weather the storm inside

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Spend Your Easter in Pigeon Forge

If you have plans to spend the Easter holiday in Pigeon Forge, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with some great events taking place in town. Whether the kids want to meet the Easter bunny, or enjoy some of the exciting attractions in town, your family will have a wonderful weekend in The Smokies!   Easter

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Springtime in The Smokies 2019

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Get ready for the 69th annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Every April, you can be a part of the 5 day long event and experience guided hikes that explore all sorts of nature in the national park — wildflowers, wildlife, culture, history and more! It’s a great way

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4 Tips To Avoid Traffic in Pigeon Forge

When planning your family travels you have to consider many things! You’ll decide what time of year work best for your vacation which tends to gravitate towards the summer months when school is out. So of course, there’s no surprise why summer and fall tend to be the busiest months on Pigeon Forge! No worries,

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The Island Announces New $25M Attraction!

TripAdvisor’s sixth best amusement park in the US is growing! By 2020, you can enjoy The Island’s fan favorites as well as an additional new flying theater experience! This $20 million world- class attraction will be the first of it’s kind in Tennessee. It will be fully equipped with visual and other sensory stimulators. This

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Ripley’s Aquarium Will Serve As Home Base For New NBC Show!

  Every week, an episode will originate from the home bases of Ripley’s Aquariums’ three locations in Gatlinburg, TN, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Toronto, Canada. The show will also bring audiences face to face with fascinating native animals. Some cute and some dangerous! The show will educate teen viewers and their families with amazing facts

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Ahoy! Pirates Are Sailing Into Pigeon Forge!

Dolly Parton Will Bring Pirates To Pigeon Forge In 2019. Parton announced that she will open her second Pirates Voyage dinner attraction in Pigeon Forge in Spring 2019. The show will be replacing the current Dolly Parton dinner show, Celebration! “The show has been so successful in Myrtle Beach that we kept looking at Pigeon

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Authentic Pistol On Display At Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

Authentic pistol owned by “Devil Anse” Hatfield and commemorative Hatfield and McCoy rifle to go on display at Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud™Theater for one year   Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Sept. 26, 2018 — An authentic pistol that William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield (1839-1921) kept in his front coat pocket according to history, as well

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Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

Pumpkin Spiced flavors have hit grocery stores, coffee shops, and restaurants everywhere meaning fall foliage is on it’s way! Of course the Great Smoky Mountains are always stunning throughout the year, but during fall, they become a multi colored masterpiece! Reds, yellows, oranges, and browns paint the mountains drawing visitors in from all over the

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